President: Felix-Dani Kastellan
Hello, my name is Felix-Dani Kastellan. I am in my second year of studying International Affairs at the Vesalius College Brussels. I was born in Vienna, Austria and have lived in Malta, Austria, the United States of America and Germany. I mainly grew up in Germany (for 14 years) and spent all of my schooling career there. I attended the Franconian International School in Erlangen (Germany), which stimulated living in an international community, thus I decided to join the Vesalius College Brussels.
I am fluent in German, English and conversational in Spanish. In addition to going to school, I worked as the head of the Book Bridge charity which sent English books to Mongolia and Cambodia to broaden the horizons of less fortunate children living in these areas. Furthermore I served as one of the Major Representatives of International Affairs to the VSG last semester which was only one of active roles I took in the Vesalius student community.
My hobbies are very diverse. I enjoy playing football, volleyball, driving, reading about modern history and exploring the deeply anchored Belgian beer culture. My team and I will make sure that you have a great time at Vesalius and will always be there for you if you have issues of any kind; therefore do not hesitate to approach us.
Vice-President/Financial Affairs: Bruna Oliveira
Hello everyone! My name is Bruna Oliveira and I was born and raised in Brazil. I came to Brussels to study International Affairs in the capital of Europe. Now I am on my second year of my IA bachelor at the Vesalius College, and I am so happy with the decision I made. VeCo’s small yet very diverse student body makes the college experience so special. It always amazes me how much I learn outside of the classroom with my colleagues. And now, I am so excited to be representing them as the Vice-President of Administration and Financial Affairs in the current VSG. Therefore, my job is to manage the VSG’s budget and to administer its internal aspects. I hope that I, together with all the members of my team, can help make your VeCo experience as amazing as possible!
Social Affairs: Sofia Salgueiro
Hello everyone, my name is Sofia Salgueiro and I’m a 3rd year Business student. I was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium but am originally Portuguese and Dutch. Therefore I speak Dutch, French, English, Portuguese and have basic conversational skills in Italian.
I attended the European School of Brussels for most of my school career and thus was seeking for an international environment but of a smaller scope. After some research I gladly found Vesalius College with its small and international student community, which I still enjoy to the fullest.
In my second year I worked with the VSG as the Major Representative of business. This year, I will be in charge of the Social affairs as part of the Vesalius Student Government of 2017-2018. I am honoured to be in this position and will to my best ability make you have a great time and experience at Vesalius College. Do not forget we are always open to your questions and will with pleasure answer them.
Internal & Academic Affairs: Verena Feiersinger
Hi everyone! My name is Verena Feiersinger and I am a second year student in International Affairs here at Vesalius. I was born and raised in a lovely town in Tirol, began school there before I changed schools and finished high school with honours in Innsbruck. Considering the rather simple life I had lived until then, many people wonder how I ended up studying International Affairs here in Brussels.
After I had finished school, I wanted to “broaden my horizon” so I came to Brussels to work as an au pair. During that time I attended the Vesalius open day and figured it would be a great place to pursue my interest in politics and not return to Austria to study medicine.
This past year I have gotten to know Vesalius very well and I am looking forward to representing you the next year. I know it can be challenging when you are new at Vesalius, even if you have been here some time, but I would love to guide you through it and help you with upcoming academic issues and any other issue you need support with. Anything you need or any problems you have at Vesalius, please feel free to talk to me at Veco or reach out to me on Facebook. I’m looking forward to working with all of you next year!
External Affairs: Dieter Stroobants
My name is Dieter Stroobants and I’m a second year International Affairs student. I am Flemish even though I was born in Heidelberg, Germany and I’ve moved a lot between Belgium, France and Germany between the ages of one and sixteen. As a result, I fluently speak Flemish, French, English and German, so feel free to approach me in those languages at any time!
I came to Vesalius College a year and a half ago after I stopped my engineering studies in order to follow my passion for politics. As from then, I have been very active in the Vesalius student life, especially during sports activities, by helping students out as a Major Representative or by representing Vesalius College at international events such as the recent Model EU in New York. In an effort to get even more involved in the Vesalius student life, I decided to run for the position of Representative for External Communication and Public Relations this year and I was very glad to be elected. I hope to use this opportunity in order to tighten the relationship between Vesalius College and our affiliate universities, the Flemish VUB and french speaking ULB, while attracting even more students and partner universities at the same time. Again, feel free to approach me at any time and I hope to see you all soon!